Space Weather and the impact on aviation and air traffic

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Roland Winkler presents the impact of space weather on aviation.

Length: 55 min

Author: Roland Winkler (AustroControl)


In the field of aviation the space weather plays an increasingly important role. Due to economic factors, flights in the higher latitudes, respectively in the polar regions, continue to increase year by year. In the presentation, which was divided into three parts, Roland explained the term of space weather or the cosmic radiation. In the second part, Roland gave a brief overview of the individual components of space weather. In the third part, which at the same time represents the main part of the lecture, he presented why the number of flights in the polar regions is strongly increasing and which dangers by the space weather on the air traffic and the passengers or the cabin crews can arise.


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